2003 AQ-LE 02
John Duncan and Carl Michael von Hausswolff.
Catalogue + audio CD of the installation with C.M. von Hausswolff at Nicola Fornello Gallery, Prato.
Installation recorded by C.M. von Hausswolff.
Mastered at Scrutto by John Duncan.
Photographs by Ela Bialkowska.
Installation audio design and engineering by Giorgio Tomasini.
50 page full color catalogue + CD released by Nicola Fornello Gallery and Allquestions.
Catalogue text by Daniela Cascella.
First of all, take any idea of wearing headphones out of the equation: the best – the ONLY – way to penetrate this work is to let its powerful frequency stream fill your listening space. Walk around the room, like you were a visitor of the installation; the distant sexual sighs – taken from Duncan’s erotic videos – and the distorted and elongated Japanese phrases pronounced by John himself, almost akin to a mechanical sound, will also constitute a basic element in the timbral aspect of “Stun shelter”. All this contributes to that body/mind function vacancy that seems to be one of the constant results of both Duncan and Von Hausswolff’s long history of experiments.
— Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes